Three Easy Ways to Donate

IN PERSON: Stop by our circulation desk.  We accept checks, cash, and credit cards.

BY MAIL: Please send checks or money orders to:
Kennebunk Free Library
112 Main Street
Kennebunk, Maine 04043

ONLINE: Through any of the links available on this page.

Our Annual Appeal - April 2018
This year the Library needs to raise nearly $200,000 to supplement funding from municipal appropriations from the towns of Kennebunk and Arundel.  With your help we can reach our 2018 Annual Appeal goal of raising $67,000 by June 30, 2018.

Please consider becoming a monthly donor and we will recognize you for your full-year’s pledge. 

Fireside Reader - $1000 or more  - $84 or more per month
Patron                - $500-$999         - $42-$83 per month
Benefactor          -$250-$499          -$21-$41 per month
Partner                -$100-$249          -$9-$20 per month
Contributor          -$1-$99                -Up to $8 per month

If your employer offers matching gifts let us know and we’ll do the work.  

On behalf of the Staff and Board of Trustees, thank you in advance for continuing to support our future endeavors and for your contribution to our 2018 Annual Appeal. 
Michelle K. Conners, Director

Gift Book Program
gift book program

books may be made to recognize birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions. A library book plate is placed in each item added to the collection recognizing the event or person. KFL provides acknowledgment to the honoree or family member of the person honored.

When making your donation be sure to tell us:
  1. The name of the person being honored.
  2. the name and address of the family or person we should inform about your gift,
  3. and the subject area of interest.

Memorial and Honorary Gifts
Consider a memorial gift to remember a loved one by contributing to the Kennebunk Free Library with a tax deductible gift. A memorial gift is a thoughtful way to honor the life and legacy of a loved one. Please note for whom the donation is being made and list all donors you wish to be recognized with contact information.  The Library will send a letter of acknowledgment to the honoree or honoree family and to the donors.  You'll have an opportunity to fill this in during "checkout".

Gifts of Securities
Give appreciated securities to the Kennebunk Free Library and receive a tax break.  Whether it's 100 shares of blue-chip stock or a new high-tech gadget, our government does indeed allow you to deduct these gifts as charitable donations. Moreover, you also avoid capital gains tax on the transfer. This double benefit means that you can leverage a larger donation by using appreciated securities rather than cash to make your gift.

We welcome gifts of publicly traded stocks, bonds, and mutual fund shares. Some donors own stock in privately held corporations; contact us to learn about using those assets to make a gift. The securities you use to make your gift must have been held by you for more than one year to be fully deductible.
Planned Giving
Kennebunk Free Library offers opportunities to support the Library with Planned Giving. Please view our brochure for additional information.
  • Consider a bequest to KFL: you'd like to help build the long-term financial strength of the Kennebunk Free Library, but feel you cannot make a significant gift today. A bequest under your will or revocable trust can complement your lifestyle and commitments today while supporting KFL tomorrow.

Other Ways to Support KFL
  • Serving as a Trustee or working as a Community Member on a Trustee committee.
  • Joining the Friends of the Library.
  • Attending a Library program.
  • Donating your used books to our book sales.